Homemade Ricotta Recipe
There are only three ingredients in this easy ricotta recipe. It's a great alternative to store-bought ricotta.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 quart whole milk do not use ultra-pasteurized
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt to taste
Line a colander with cheesecloth and set aside.
Pour the milk into a saucepan. Add the salt to taste. Heat the milk over medium heat until 180 degrees F.
Add the lemon juice or vinegar and stir gently to combine. Allow the curds to form (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
Use a slotted spoon to gently remove the curds and place them in the cheesecloth lined colander.
Allow to drain for 20-60 minutes, until your desired consistency is reached.
Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 208mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg